'An Israeli teen was killed and her father and brother were injured in an explosion near the Jewish settlement of Dolev northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday.
The same day, Israeli occupation forces injured more than 100 Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip, 50 of them with live bullets.
The teen was identified as 17-year-old Rina Shnerb, who was declared dead at the scene, according to Israeli daily Haaretz.
Her death brings to nine the number of Israelis killed in conflict-related violence since the start of the year.
In the same period, Israeli occupation forces and armed settlers have killed almost 90 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Shnerb’s father, 46, and her brother, 21, were both transferred to the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem for emergency treatment. The father’s condition is stable while the brother is on life support.
The Israeli army claimed an “improvised explosive device” was either hurled at the family or was already present in the area where the family was hiking, but ruled out the possibility that it was thrown from a moving vehicle.
Israeli occupation forces set up checkpoints, blockading the area and deploying Israeli soldiers to search for suspects.
Israel typically imposes harsh collective punishment measures on Palestinians following such incidents.
Pressure for revenge will likely be even greater than usual as Israel is in the midst of an election campaign.
Lawmakers to the right even of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded immediate annexation of the entire occupied West Bank.
Avigdor Lieberman, the former defense minister and a rival of the Israeli prime minister, claimed the attack was a result of Netanyahu’s “policies of surrender.”
The identity of the suspect remains unknown, but Israeli and American officials and propagandists immediately began blaming Palestinians:'
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